Winter Olympics bronze snowboarder Billy Morgan tackles the ‘Beast from the East’

Maya Yagoda

While commuters faced misery as the "Beast from the East" swept across Britain, Winter Olympian Billy Morgan got out on his snowboard.

The 28-year-old who won bronze in the Big Air event in Pyeongchang, swapped South Korea for Leigh on Sea in Essex.

The area's steep hills made for perfect conditions as snow and sleet from Storm Emma rolled in from the Atlantic.